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Edison Chouest to Build BP Storage Facility

Galliano-based Edison Chouest Offshore will build a storage and preservation facility for BP in Houma next year, according to Edison Chouest corporate communications director Lonnie Thibodeaux. The 122,000 square-foot facility, located at on the northeast quadrant of the intersection of La. 311 and U.S. 90, will consolidate BP’s deepwater equipment assets into one facility from more than 100 storage locations, said Thibodeaux. Additionally, the U.S. 90-La. 311 intersection is a link-up with Morgan City and Thibodaux. Chouest will probably subcontract parts of the BP building and in-house personnel will work on other aspects, officials said. Construction, which will probably consume a year, is slated to begin in January. The building will be the first of its kind, incorporating high-tech elements such as climate control and areas specially designed to store multi-tonnage platform and rig equipment. Source: The Courier


HCDC, Edison Chouest Agree on Deal

The Harrison County Development Commission approved a land deal with Edison Chouest Offshore, in which HCDC is to sell 23 acres in Bernard Bayou Industrial Park to the company for $994,500 and to lease 7.8 acres along the industrial seaway for $10,850 per month. The company has declined to discuss its plans. The transaction now has to go to the Board of Supervisors. (Source: Biloxi Sun Herald)


Ulstein Increasing US Focus

Gunvor Ulstein (courtesy Ulstein)

Approximately 100,000 people will attend the Offshore Tecnhology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week where Ulstein is among roughly 80 Norwegian companies that are included. “U.S.A. is an increasingly important area of growth, and we see the importance of being present,” said Ulstein’s CEO, Gunvor Ulstein. Several Ulstein designed vessels are working in the Gulf of Mexico with Galveston as port. A N.Y


ABS to Class Two US-built OCVs

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Offshore and maritime classification society ABS has been selected by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through the company Island Ventures II LLC to class two next-generation offshore construction vessels (OCVs). The ULSTEIN SX165 design vessels, ordered through Island Ventures II LLC, will be built at Ulstein Verft in Norway and Edison Chouest's LaShip yard in Houma, Louisiana, in the U.S. The OCVs will be 28 m wide and 145.7 m long with accommodations for 200 people


Construction Begins on Chouest’s B-Port

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Sprawling facility located in Açu Port in São João da Barra, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil Officials representing the Edison Chouest Offshore family of companies announced that construction has begun on a massive logistics support base and naval repair shipyard modeled after the Gulf of Mexico Terminal Hub, C-Port, for its own vessels at the Port of Açu, located in São João da Barra in northern Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil.


Partnership Sets Record for Mooring Depth

Delmar Systems, Inc. and Shell Deepwater Development, Inc. set another world record for mooring depth when the two companies partnered to moor Transocean Marianas in more than 7,500 ft. in the Gulf of Mexico. Semi-submersible drilling rig Marianas was moored in 7,569 ft. in Mississippi Canyon 657 using a Suction Anchor System and Delmar's Single Vessel Installation Procedure. The deepest anchor was set at 7,738 ft.


Edison Chouest Offshore Ordering New Vessels, Expanding Terminals

Company AHTS: Photo courtesy of ECO

The Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) global family of companies, plans to enlarge its fleet and expand its terminal facilities in support of its customer base. The Chouest newbuild order book contains over 40 vessels, a vast majority to be constructed at its four U.S.-affiliate shipyards: North American Shipbuilding (Larose, LA), LaShip (Houma, LA), Gulf Ship (Gulfport, MS) and Tampa Ship (Tampa, FL), as well as its Brazilian shipyard, Navship. NEW 312’ PSV CLASS


Top Marine Vessel Operators Overcome Challenges

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MN 100: McAllister Towing, Edison Chouest Offshore, Interlake Steamship Company, Hornbeck Offshore Services U.S. marine vessel operators have invested in their fleets, adopted new technologies and switched to cleaner burning engines and fuels to stay in business. In this edition, we take a look at how industry leading marine operators have flourished, sometimes in tough circumstances. At family-run McAllister and Chouest, sons and daughters learned operations from the ground up


Chouest Continues Aggressive Newbuild Program

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) plans to continue its newbuilding program. Having already designed, built, owned and operated almost 70 new generation offshore vessels servicing the deepwater oil and gas industry over the past decade, the company plans for 11 new vessels, with options for an additional 14. Construction highlights feature three additional 280-ft. deepwater supply vessels, with an option for 10; four 160-ft


Island Offshore Opts for Ulstein Vessel

Ulstein Multi-performance OSV: Image credit Ulstein

Ulstein contracts with Island Offshore & their American partner Edison Chouest Offshore for delivery of a multifunctional OSV. The offshore vessel is based on ULSTEIN’s SX121 design, prepared and tailored for the well intervention, IMR and SURF segments, and meets the latest requirements for both well intervention and offshore construction work. The newbuild is scheduled for delivery in May 2014.  The ship will be based on the proven and solid SX121 design


Ulstein Verft Ready for Big Scale Construction

Project manager in Ulstein Verft, Per Svein Brekke, crane supervisor Ove Blindheim and project manager in Island Offshore, Tom Inge Vetrhus, and several from the teams involved

Ulstein Verft’s largest vessel so far is under full production these days. Sections for hull 302, an offshore construction vessel for Island Offshore/Edison Chouest Offshore, have arrived Ulsteinvik, and our shipbuilders get to practice big scale “Lego” construction in the dock


Cummins Auxiliaries for New Offshore Vessel

Photo courtesy of Cummins Marine

Reliable auxiliary power is as important to a modern offshore vessel as are the main propulsion engines. Ample and reliable electrical power is essential to the basic support systems from the galley appliances to the wheelhouse navigational devices. The Ms


Hyde Guardian BWTS for Edison Chouest Fleet

ECO’s Kirt Chouest, a 288′ multipurpose supply vessel (Photo courtesy of Edison Chouest Offshore)

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has been selected as a strategic supply partner for ballast water treatment (BWT) systems by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) for use on ECO’s fleet of vessels.


Edison to Buy E.On's Italian Unit

Edison, the Italian power company controlled by France's EDF, is set to enter private talks with E.On to buy the German group's Italian unit E.On Italia, three sources close to the matter said on Friday. If talks are successful, Edison and E


FTO Services Announces Completion of First Vessel

Island Performer naming: Photo credit FMC Technologies

FTO Services announced today that construction of its new deepwater well intervention services vessel has been completed. The naming ceremony for the new vessel, Island Performer, was held in Ulsteinvik, Norway on June 27. During the event, about 200 guests including executives from FTO Services


Island Performer Equipped for Deep-Sea Subsea Work

Island Performer at the naming ceremony in the Geiranger fjord, Norway (Photo: Ulstein Group/Tonje Alvestad)

The Ulstein Verft subsea newbuild, Island Performer, was delivered today to shipowner Island Offshore. The flexible, state-of-the-art RLWI/IMR vessel will serve her first five years for FTO in the Gulf of Mexico. “The vessel is customized to suit the scope of work in the FTO contract


Chouest Appointed to Port of New Orleans Board

Laney J. Chouest is sworn in to the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners (Photo courtesy of the Port of New Orleans)

Governor Bobby Jindal appointed south Louisiana businessman and entrepreneur Laney J. Chouest to the Board of the Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Chouest, who was sworn in during today’s Board meeting, will serve a five-year term, succeeding Joseph F


Rolls-Royce Gets Edison Chouest AHTS Contract

Photo courtesy of Edison Chouest Offshore

Rolls-Royce says it has won a £50m contract to deliver deck machinery for four large anchor handlers for Edison Chouest Offshore. The vessels are designed by North American Shipbuilder Inc. and will be built in Brazil by Estaleiro Navship LTDA.


Westport Shipyard sold, no changes anticipated

Westport Launch

  Representatives of Westport Shipyard, Inc. (Westport, WA), the largest yacht builder in North America, announced today that the company’s assets have been acquired by Westport, LLC, an ownership group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family. 


ABB Wins US$20-Million in Offshore Vessel Orders

Ulstein SX165: Image credit ABB

Power and automation technology group, ABB, says it has won contracts worth in excess of $20 million to supply electrical power and propulsion systems for two next generation offshore vessels. First Order: Ulstein SX165 design OSV The first vessel is being constructed at Ulstein Verft in


Edison in Talks to Buy Two Israeli Offshore Fields

Reuters - Edison, the Italian utility owned by EDF, is in talks to buy two Israeli gas fields from U.S. explorer Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Drilling, which are estimated to hold up to 70 billion cubic meters in total, two sources with knowledge of the talks said.


Fairweather LLC Names Davey GM

Lori Davey

Fairweather, LLC has announced the appointment of Lori Davey as the company’s new general manager. Davey will be responsible for directing all of Fairweather’s business activities and overseeing the company’s expansion and management of Deadhorse Aviation Center.


Island Ventures Orders Two Ulstein Vessels, First in U.S.

Island Ventures II LLC orders two large offshore construction vessels from Ulstein, one for construction at Ulstein Verft, one for construction in the U.S. (Illustration courtesy: Ulstein Group)

Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore are ordering two new OCV vessels through the company Island Ventures II LLC. One vessel will be built at Ulstein Verft, Norway, and the other in the United States. Constructing at Ulstein Verft


AIGCAF Loans Chouest $400m for New Vessels, Refinancing

Edison Chouest Offshore

AIG Commercial Asset Finance (AIGCAF) and its affiliates have provided a $400 million loan for vessels owned and operated by Nautical Solutions, LLC, which is an operating unit of Edison Chouest Offshore (Chouest). Proceeds from the loan were used to refinance existing notes and to provide for the


Piracy Update: Nautilus Calls for Gulf of Guinea Action

Nautilus International has expressed concern about the seizure of a master and chief engineer officer from an offshore support vessel operating in the Gulf of Guinea. The two men — both reported to be U.S. citizens — were taken from the U.S






 
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